March 2- 8, 2006
Catch It or Regret It
Keely and Du
Runs through March 5, $6-$16, Arcadia Theatre, 450 S. Easton Rd., Glenside, 215-572-2112.
Keely and Du's intense portrayal of a pregnant woman in the clutches of anti-abortion kidnappers offers a hard look at religious extremism's occasional stray toward dangerous polarities. Yet behind this award-winning play lies a mystery: the real-life identity of playwright Jane Martin. Martin has never done a press interview or accepted her awards in person, yet she is the author of several acclaimed works. The theories on her true identity range from a Kentuckian husband-and-wife team to an unknown rural woman who wishes to remain anonymous. Regardless of its authorship, Keely and Du remains both a warning against extremism and a portrait of humanity.
Runs through March 4, 7:30 p.m., $18-$22, Red Room at Society Hill Playhouse, 507 S. Eighth St., 215-923-0210.
This isn't your typical musical comedyinstead you get "The Pussy Song" and "The Herpes Tango," plus original song parodies about Brokeback Mountain and Angelina Jolie. "Leave your good taste at the door," insists singer-comedian Doug Anderson, who has been called "the bastard child of Lucille Ball and Noel Coward."
Runs through March 3, free, Journey Home Art Gallery, 948 N. Eighth St., 215-629-0606.
Immerse yourself in the eye-poppingly vivid world of surrealist painter Angel Latorre, where colors jump off the canvas and languid female subjects beckon viewers. Latorre's oil and acrylic works beg comparison to the bizarre yet dreamy landscapes of Salvador Dali, but their intense humanistic focus, combined with the influence of the artist's Latino heritage, lend them an originality worth checking out.